The jobs picture improved again in August
Sep 4, 2020

The jobs picture improved again in August

But let's take a look at where the gains came from. Also, a stock sell-off headlined by tech companies — the biggest dip since June. And, a plan in the U.K. to give companies cash for hiring unemployed young people.

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The U.K. has a plan to pay businesses that hire young people

Businesses get about $2,000 for every six-month placement they provide for the unemployed.
The goal is to create around 300,000 jobs and help train these entry-level workers. Pictured: U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak at a Jobcentre Plus in London.
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Music from the episode

Jigsaw Puzzle Blues Fleetwood Mac

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer